Articles in Honors

Alumni and Academy Awards

Several alumni have connections to Oscar-winning films


And the Oscar goes to…As the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences rolls out the red carpet for the 87th Academy Awards ceremony Feb. 22, a select group of people involved in the nominated films—from directors and actors to designers, camera developers, and software engineers—anticipates the opening of the envelopes naming the winners. The… Read More

Frank Lombardo Receives Department of Commerce Gold Medal

Cited for investigative work following 2011 tornado in Joplin, Mo.


The Department of Commerce has awarded the Department of Commerce Gold Medal to Frank Lombardo, research assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The gold medal is the highest honorary award granted by the Secretary of Commerce. The medal is awarded for distinguished performance characterized by extraordinary, notable, or prestigious contributions that… Read More


Recent awards and recognition for Rensselaer faculty and staff members

Anne Bilynsky, director for employment operations and compensation, has been appointed a member at large to the Northeastern New York Chapter of the College and University Professional Association for HR (CUPA-HR). Caren Canier, professor of arts, is featured in a student-run publication of the College of Architecture, Art and Planning at Cornell University. Canier is… Read More

John Carter ’86 Added to Hockey Ring of Honor

Member of 1985 NCAA Championship team honored

John Carter

Former student-athlete John Carter ’86 has been chosen to be the eighth inductee into the prestigious Hockey Ring of Honor. A two-time national All-American and the second leading point producer in school history, Carter, a forward who wore number 15, was recognized February 14 prior to the Engineers’ Big Red Freakout game against Yale University…. Read More

Architect Steven Ehrlich ’68 Honored by the American Institute of Architects

2015 AIA Architecture Firm Award is highest honor bestowed on architecture firms


Ehrlich Architects, founded by architect Steven Ehrlich ’68, has been awarded the 2015 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Architecture Firm Award. This award is the highest honor the American Institute of Architects bestows on an architecture firm, and it recognizes a practice that has consistently produced distinguished 
architecture for at least 10 years. In May,… Read More

Professor Francine Berman: Making an Impact in Data and STEM

Recognized for pioneering work in supercomputing and data preservation


Francine Berman, the Edward P. Hamilton Distinguished Professor in Computer Science, is on a mission to change the national conversation on data preservation and on women and technology—and she just might succeed. In Berman, Rensselaer has one of the most respected, sought-after leaders in digital data preservation, data cyberinfrastructure, and high-performance computing, as well as… Read More

Major General Harold J. Greene ’80 Honored With Plaque Dedication

Rensselaer Alumni Associaton recognizes lifetime of service


On Feb. 13, members of the campus community came together for a celebration of the life of a patriot, soldier, and friend of Rensselaer at the Heffner Alumni House. The Office of Alumni Relations unveiled a plaque in honor of Major General Harold Joseph Greene ’80, who was killed in Afghanistan in August 2014 during… Read More

Jason Hicken Wins AFOSR Young Investigator Award

Will use grant to further research into improving the design process of complex engineering systems


Jason Hicken has won a Young Investigator Award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR). Hicken, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering, will use the three-year, estimated $300,000 grant to further his research into developing new computational techniques for improving the design process of complex engineering systems…. Read More

Memorial Plaque Dedication for Major General Harold Greene ’80 Feb. 13

Rensselaer honors the life of a decorated soldier, patriot, and friend

Major General Harold J. Greene

The campus community is invited to join in a celebration of the life of a patriot, soldier, and friend of Rensselaer. On Friday, Feb. 13, the Office of Alumni Relations will unveil a plaque in honor of Major General Harold J. Greene ’80, who was killed in Afghanistan in August 2014 during a routine visit… Read More

Jonathan Dordick and Robert Linhardt Named Fellows of National Academy of Inventors

To be recognized at induction ceremony in March

Two innovative Rensselaer researchers have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Professor Robert Linhardt and Vice President for Research Jonathan Dordick, both renowned for their leadership and excellence in biotechnology research, were among the distinguished group of 170 individuals elected as NAI fellows. The recognition is reserved for academic inventors “who… Read More